Internal HD to external?

I have a 80Gb IDE hard drive that I want to turn into an external one. I don't want to buy a an enclosure for 80 gigs! What can I do? Please and thank you.

TheCheese992110 years ago
Shop around or make a USB to IDE cable
but what avout power
you have to power it separately, if you buy them they come with a power chord
yoshhash8 years ago
I want to turn an old hard drive from a bad computer (motherboard is shot) into an external hard drive. Is this the same thing? Will a usb to ide cable do it? I am really clueless, so I need a non-jargon answer.